Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit

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Note: New Gemini Restore-A-Deck Labels Coming in Spring/Summer of 2019!

Make Restoring Your Exterior Wood ...Easy!

info buttonRestore-A-Deck Cleaner and Brightener system is a powerful "eco-friendly" two-part restoration system.

Step 1 Wood and Deck Cleaner that deeply cleans your wood to remove dirt, grime, mold, algae and general graying. The cleaner will help prep neglected wood and or prep for re-coating with a wood or deck stain.

Step 2 Wood Brightener is used after the wood cleaner to "brighten" the wood while neutralizing the cleaner to a natural pH balance. This step will improve the overall appearance of your wood while helping the wood deck stain longevity.

  • TWP Stain Calculator

    100% Biodegradable product
  • Concentrated powder formula - Cleans up to 1000 sq. feet!
  • Prep wood surfaces for re-coating with a wood or deck stain
  • Restores weathered gray wood to natural color
  • Eco-friendly

 

Gemini Restore A Deck

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Kit Contains:

 Step 1 Cleaner Bottle and

 Step 2 Brightener Bottle

Coverage Per Kit:  Cleans and Brightens 600-1000 Sq. Feet
Concentrate:  Each Bottle Makes 5 Liquid Gallons
Temperature:  45-95 F
Application Tools:  Pump Sprayer, Scrub Brush

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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Great for prepping for reapplication of TWP!

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    Brian McCray · 06/03/2021
    can you use the cleaner and brightner in the same day?  Also  after brightner.. how long before you can start staining assuming their has been no rain and no rain in forecast?thanks.
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      TWP Stains · 06/03/2021
      You are supposed to clean and brighten on the same day. Stain 48 hours after prep or rain.
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    Lori Scott · 05/28/2021
    We have a wrap around covered porch on our log home in WI, 4 years old, the pressure treated pine floor has not been stained yet but still looks good.  Will your Restore A Deck clean and prep before using TWP 1500 do any damage to our homes logs, porch posts and railings which have been stained with Sashco Transformation Log and Timber?
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      TWP Stains · 05/29/2021
      Hard to say for certain but it may clean or lighten the stained areas that it comes in contact with. Best to mask or tarp.
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    BK · 05/24/2021
    Will the cleaner / brightener stain or harm the anodized finish on aluminum railing balustors?
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      TWP Stains · 05/24/2021
      It shouldn't but always test spot first.
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    JT · 05/21/2021
    I am going to install a Raintight underdeck system under my deck.  Is the cleaner or the brightener acidic  (or caustic)?  IAW, will it damage the aluminum Raintight panels?
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    Joy · 05/18/2021
    Do either of these products kill black mold?
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    Adam · 05/14/2021
    I did step 1 and step 2 yesterday - power washed the untreated deck wood. This morning there are lots of white spots. Is this from the cleaner:brightner? Still drying? Or do I need to power spray or sand more?
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      TWP Stains · 05/14/2021
      That is oxidation that you did not remove fully. Try to go over it one more time. It typically does not show when stained.
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    Adam · 05/13/2021
    How long does the deck need to dry after you apply the cleaner and brighter?
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    Jim Thomas · 05/10/2021
    Three year old cedar decks with some vertical facing.  Originally stained with Cabot Australian Timber Oil.  Power washed each year.  Some horizontal surfaces exposed to full sun.  Some surfaces 100% shade.  Pictures are after power washing two days ago.  Assuming I may need to strip the shade covered and vertical areas but not sure if also need to also strip the full sun exposed areas which appear clean to my eye.  Looking for advice on how to prepare all the surfaces to apply TWP 100 series and have an even appearance.  Thanks.
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      TWP Stains · 05/10/2021
      Best to strip and brighten all so it is uniform when done.
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    Tony · 05/07/2021
    I had new cedar fence installed 10-11 months ago. I'm in a relativly dry climate in Boise, ID but occasional rain. The cedar still looks new and clean. Should I still apply restore-a-deck befor TWP-100? Thanks for the site full of very helpful information!
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      TWP Stains · 05/07/2021
      Yes, you will have to prep. 
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    Stacy · 05/07/2021
    We used restore a deck on our 9 month old rough sawn cedar fence. We had to use two kits as the first one only got through 500 sq feet (it’s roughly 1000 total). The first half looks great - consistent color (well it took all the color out), but the second half retained more of the red color and has what looks like water marks at the top and bottom. Why did this happen and will it affect the stain?
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      TWP Stains · 05/07/2021
      The lighter faded/gray look means you did not remove the oxidized wood cells fully. You apply the cleaner and then pressure wash it off. The first picture is how it should look. The "water" stains you are seeing is called tannin bleed. Use the brightener to help remove this.
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        Stacy · 05/07/2021
        We used both the cleaner and the brightener on both sections according to the directions. The side that looks gray was previously much more red, the picture does make it more look more gray but it’s not. It is definitely more bleached than it was previously. So even though we applied brightener, you’re saying to apply it again?
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          TWP Stains · 05/07/2021
          No, it is probably fine, just the way the picture was taken with the sun.
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            Stacy · 05/07/2021
            So we are good to proceed with staining? Or will the different sections take stain differently? What about the tannin marks?
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              TWP Stains · 05/07/2021
              You can stain, it should stain the same. The tannin marks may or may not go away with another round of brightener. 
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    Denny · 04/10/2021
    What's the difference between the Gemini Restore A Deck Kit Combo Pack and TWP series ones in plastic bottles the other in bags?
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      TWP Stains · 04/11/2021
      One is cleaner and brightener and the other is stripper and brightener.
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    abelm · 04/07/2021
    Hi I am about to begin the prep with the cleaner and brightener. Will the chemicals damage the grass I have around my deck?
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      TWP Stains · 04/07/2021
      No, but rinse well with water when done to remove the soap and dirt.
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    Vito Maniaci · 04/05/2021
    I am refinishing my deck and will use the Gemini Restore A Deck Kit. Adjacent to the deck is painted wood siding and painted railings. I am not planning to repaint the siding or railing. Will the chemicals in the Gemini kit damage the paint. Should I cover with plastic or tape?
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      TWP Stains · 04/05/2021
      It should not harm paint unless the paint is failing/peeling.
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    Steve P Burtis · 04/02/2021
    Last year when I used the Gemini Kit on my new cedar deck it resulted in significant fuzzing of the horizontal surfaces which required hours of sanding to remove including the rental of a floor sander after which I stained with good results. If I use the kit to prep for the second coat next week will fuzzing reoccur or will the initial sanding and stain prevent this?
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      TWP Stains · 04/02/2021
      Fuzzing (if that happens) of the wood is not a result of the cleaner but a result related to how much oxidation/graying you had and the removal of that. All cleaners would have had the same result as the oxidation has to come off. You may have some with the next prep but should not be as significant.
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    Steve Burtis · 04/01/2021
    Preparing to put second coat (pecan) on my new cedar deck (new last year). What steps do I need to take before putting on the second coat after the winter? Do I need to do the steps on the vertical surfaces as well i.e. pergola and rails? What is the best way to stain the decking, roller, brush, etc.?
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      TWP Stains · 04/01/2021
      Use the Gemini Kit for prep. Use for all that will be coated. Stain pad or brush works well.
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    Ron · 03/31/2021
    I have a Redwood pergola directly above a Trex composite deck. Will the wood cleaner and brightener runoff and rinsing harm the composite deck surface?
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      TWP Stains · 04/01/2021
      It shouldn't but make sure to pre-wet and rinse well when done. You do not want to have soap residue dry on the wood. It would make it more difficult to clean off.
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    Nate · 03/30/2021
    We have a 15 year old composite deck that has smooth cedar posts and railings with rough sawn cedar trimming around the elevated deck. We have 15 year old rough sawn cedar posts on our front porch. Both have been stained over the years with Cabot semi-solid redwood. We are going through a remodel and are replacing the present gable brackets with new rough sawn Cedar Gabel brackets, so we will have new wood on the front of our house along with the 15 year old stained wood on the front porch. The pictures show the front of the house and a couple pictures of the deck posts and railings with sample boards of some stain colors we were looking at that would go with our sage siding and the color of our composite decking.
    1) Since the new gable brackets are rough sawn cedar, should I stain them before they are installed, or do I need to wait and stain them later in the summer? (Or do I need to do a test of the wood moisture when they arrive this week to see if the wood is dry enough to stain?) Is there any prep that is needed for new rough sawn cedar before the stain is applied?
    2) How do I prep the old wood so that it will match the new gable brackets when they are both stained? Do I use the Restore-a-deck stripper and then brightener? Will that allow the wood tones to match
    3)What stain should we use? From Minnesota, so TWP100 is an option. I think we would be leaning toward redwood or rustic for color, as we are wanting to avoid orange tints that don't really match the composite decking that is more red red/brown. Are there samples I can get to try?
    Thanks!
    Nate
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      TWP Stains · 03/30/2021
      1. You can stain the rough sawn now without prep.
      2. Use the RAD Stripper with both additives. Brightener after.
      3. Use the 100 or 1500 for this.
      https://www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
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        Nate · 03/30/2021
        Can 1500 be used after initially using 100? I'm just wondering this in case Minnesota changes their laws where 100 can't be used in the future. Thanks!
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          TWP Stains · 03/30/2021
          Strip and brighten for prep if you ever need to switch. Very easy to do.
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            Nate · 04/05/2021
            The gable brackets were delivered today (picture of one of them). They are rough sawn, so I would like to stain them before installation, getting all the wood covered. Is there any test I need to perform on it to make sure the wood is dry enough to take stain? Do I put a drop of stain or water on one of the hidden sides to see how it soaks in? The wood seems fairly fresh. I know that they make these brackets to order, so it was just put together. Thanks!
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              TWP Stains · 04/05/2021
              It is rough sawn, go ahead and stain now.
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    Jim · 03/29/2021
    Can Restore-a-Deck be safely used on cedar siding, soffits, and roof overhangs. I have a sun room that is cedar sided with 1 foot cedar overhangs on the side and a 3 foot long cedar overhang on the gabled end over some of the deck. There is a lot of black mold on the soffits and overhangs. The last stain that was used was Benjamin Moore's Arbor coat semi-transparent oil. There are windows on both sides and the end that are aluminum clad with a brown baked on enamel finish. There is a 4" wide piece of cedar separating each of the windows. Will RAD affect the finish on the windows? The deck floor is pressure treated wood and it is not stained. I just use a cleaner and thompsons water seal on it.
    Is this product only for use on deck floors and railings?
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      TWP Stains · 03/30/2021
      It should be fine but test spot on the aluminum to make sure there is not a reaction.
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    Gary · 03/27/2021
    Mine is a brand new alaskan yellow cedar deck. this deck was resawed from 20' full dimension 2x6s into 7/8" thick boards. The upper surface is the bandsaw surface that is perfect for decking. I installed it last summer and now it needs the TWP 1500 clear stain that's waiting to be applied. do I need this product restore-a-deck kit for this wood. The wood sat stickered in a covered pole barn for 15 years. The only issue I see with it right now is that it has some water stains from this winter's storms where snow blew in and then dried up before I could sweep it off. Leaving a stain line in places. It's 700 sq feet. How many of these would I need?
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      TWP Stains · 03/28/2021
      Yes, you will need to prep it. One kit should work.
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    MG · 03/27/2021
    I have TWP 1530 Natural stain on my deck. Will the restore a deck cleaner remove the existing stain?
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      TWP Stains · 03/27/2021
      The cleaner is only to be used for when you plan on re-coating. It may remove some if the stain has deteriorated.